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(W)right ON Communications is a full spectrum communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing communications, social media, multimedia and strategy consulting. The (W)right On Target blog is where our seasoned communicators muse on everything from today’s buzz and what’s on the horizon, to best practices for individual communication functions and how to get results from your marketing and PR efforts.
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Today, our staff in San Diego, California and British Columbia acts as an extension of our clients’ teams. Billion-dollar companies and small businesses alike trust us to lead their communications strategy because our team anticipates challenges before the competition and gets results.
This is where I’m meant to share all the awesome stuff I’ve done so I sound super impressive, and give you a reason to feel you should read this blog, since clearly my achievements demand that.
Here’s the short version. I’m father to two amazing children who make me laugh, cry, hope, fear, anticipate, and cherish every single day. I’m husband to an awesome wife who supports me in more ways than she can ever know, and who I could never repay if I lived a thousand years.
While I blog about marketing and social media and where we’re heading, I also blog about what it means to us as humans. How we can tell better stories; be better businesses; and live better lives. After all, business comes and goes; but we only get one shot at being good people, in life and in business.
I hope you enjoy your time here. And if you want the typical boring About Me stuff, you’ll find it down below.
Boring Professional Stuff
Manager, Social Engagement and Insights at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), driving the development and execution of the social media annual and long range plan for OLG’s iGaming division.
Co-author of Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing, described as “the book that will change the way we do business today”, and recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Books in America by Nielsen BookScan.
Author of The Parables of Business, offering business tips and advice through the art of storytelling. This collection of eleven stories helps business owners build not only their business and brand loyalty, but also employee loyalty and a mindset to do business the right way.
Author of Why Simple Works, a collection of short business tips and thoughts on why you may want to reconsider reinventing the wheel when it comes to your business and products.
Multiple award-winning marketer and blogger; voted one of Canada’s Top 50 Marketing Blog; and won the Hive Award for Best Social Media Blog at the South by Southwest festival.
I’ve delivered results for some of the biggest organizations in technology, digital and consumer, including BlackBerry, British Telecom, Orange, Microsoft Canada, IBM, Ford Canada, FedEX, Scotiabank, Vodafone, Dell and LG Electronics.
I’ve spoken at TEDx, New Media Expo, Social Mix and numerous business conference and events, and am regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association, Toronto Star, CTV News, Globe and Mail, Fast Company and City News Toronto on the topics of influence, social business, data-driven business intelligence and digital marketing.
I live in Burlington, Ontario, with my awesome wife, very funny son, adorable little girl, and two very cute little Chinese Crested dogs.
Notable Mentions and Awards:
– Founder of the 12for12k charity initiative
– Founder of the For Bloggers By Bloggers blogger resource centre
– Co-author, Influence Marketing
– Author, The Parables of Business
– Author, The Little Book of Inspiration
– Speaker at TEDx Ottawa
– Speaker at Social Mix
– Featured in NetGen’s Commitment to Youth
– Featured in the AdAge Power 150 list
– Featured in Marketing in 2010 book
– Featured in Staggering Social Media Insights book
– Featured in Marketing Magazine
– Featured on City News Toronto
– Contributor to Canadian Marketing Association
– Young Entrepreneur Top 10 Marketing Blogs
– One of Canada’s Top 50 Marketing Blogs
– Top Marketing and Social Media Blog 2009
– The Hive Award for Best Social Media Blog
– The PR Reader’s Choice Award for Most Thought-Provoking Blog
– Featured in Cision’s Top 100 Social Media Blogs
– Featured on The Rise to the Top
– One of Cision’s Top 10 Most Influential Independent PR Bloggers on Twitter
Illumine8 Marketing & PR, a full service, inbound marketing firm located in Frederick, Maryland, delivers useful tips and insights for businesses looking for new ways to generate leads and increase conversions. Our blog is a valuable resource for marketing directors managing a team, or for “marketing departments” of one. We cover topics ranging from growth driven web development and writing tips to social media strategy and marketing and sales alignment. You can find fresh content on our site up to three times per week.
LisaMarie Dias, a Social Media and Email Marketing strategist and trainer, truly enjoys teaching business owners how to utilize digital tools and platforms to build their businesses and their bottom line!
Originally trained and licensed as an architect, LisaMarie is a goal oriented and energetic entrepreneur, helping business owners achieve measurable social media and email marketing results. She specializes in introductions to Social Media and e-newsletter start-up with Constant Contact. Her patient teaching style, creative approach and deep knowledge of the wide variety of available options, allows her to design customized solutions which meet her clients’ specific goals while accommodating their individual level of technical knowledge and their time and budget constraints.
Her digital marketing services company has helped professionals in a wide range of industries including doctors, financial consultants, retail and restaurant owners, engineers, designers, artists, authors, performers and more, navigate the world of social media. Through live and virtual classes and one-on-one training sessions she helps them optimize their digital presence and master online tools to grow their businesses.
LisaMarie is a huge fan of email marketing, referring to herself as an ‘enews evangelista’. She discovered Constant Contact when looking for an easy and affordable way to keep in touch with her own clients and has published her e-newsletter for over 12 years. She currently produces a bi-weekly e-newsletter filled with hints and tips to support people in their digital and social media marketing efforts and she is a Constant Contact Solution Provider and Certified Trainer.
In 2010, LisaMarie was honored by NJAWBO Essex with a Teal Heart award for her service to the organization and in 2006, LisaMarie was honored by the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce, receiving their ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ award.
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Blue Cube Marketing Solutions was founded to transform the way companies approach communication strategy and community engagement. We provide Public Relations with a purpose because communicating without a plan is risky business. Everyone has a story. Public Relations is the strategic crafting of your story, your message. Publicity is the result of your story being placed in front of your target audience through social, print and electronic media. Public Relations goes beyond telling your story to engaging your public in conversations. It’s about connecting and building relationships.